Cool displays at the Downtown Library

October 18, 2014
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How long has it been since you last checked on the library’s displays? The curio display that was located next to the small meeting room has recently moved to one of the displays cases towards the entrance of the library. It needed more space for all the cool stuff that has been trickling in! Meanwhile […]

Bookmark Contest at the Juneau Public Libraries

October 11, 2014
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The theme for the 2014 Bookmark Contest is “Every hero has a story.” The library accept entries from students preschool through 12th grade and you still have until Wednesday, October 15th, to bring us your entries. If you have never participated in the Bookmark Contest, drop by one of the three library branches to find […]

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Posted in: Art, kids

One Campus One Book film showing

October 9, 2014
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Did you know that Juneau Public Libraries is part of the UAS One Campus One Book program during this month of October? Come to the Douglas Library this Saturday, October 11th, for a film recreation of one of Steinbeck’s most cherished novels. Let’s enjoy Steinbeck all together!

Posted in: Classics, Films

Banned Books Week 2014, take six

September 27, 2014
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In day six of Banned Books Week it is worth to look at another American classic: To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s use of sexual assault and racial themes has prompted a huge number of challenges in the more than 50 years since the book was published. You may want to read the book and judge […]

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Banned Books Week 2014, take five.

September 26, 2014
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In day Five of Banned Books Week we’ll take a look at surprising banned and challenged books. In this list is The Carrot Seed, which has been banned or challenged numerous times because it “shows a contempt for authority, and in particular for children not respecting their parents.” Do you think that’s so? If you […]

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Banned Books Week 2014, take 4

September 25, 2014
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On day four of Banned Books Week, we’ll look at The Hanmaid’s Tale. According to the American Library Association The Handmaid’s Tale has been banned for being “sexually explicit, violently graphic and morally corrupt.” If you want to know more about the author’s view of the book, check out this article from The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/jan/20/handmaids-tale-margaret-atwood

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Banned Books Week, take 3

September 24, 2014
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It’s day three of Banned Books Week, and today we’ll explore Bone, by Jeff Smith. According to the American Library Association Bone has been frequently challenged or banned because of “Political viewpoint, racism, violence”. Do you want to know what the author thinks about all this? Check out the following article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/19/jeff-smith-bone-us-banned-books-week

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